Are you an independent woman who has been dreaming of exploring the world, as a traveler?
From an uber energetic mega-metropolis in North America to the exotic jungles of Southeast Asia, Ladies, make sure to check out these solo travel ideas and helpful pieces of travel advice!
Traveling as woman is a unique opportunity to find out exactly who you are in completely new surroundings and without anyone around from your past to influence you. That can be a scary prospect, but there are plenty of places out there that can make you feel safe and welcome. And when in the right place, a solo trip — regardless of how long it is — has the power to benefit you for years or even a lifetime thereafter.
Here,several best places in the world for women to travel.
The Nusa Islands, Bali, Indonesia
The Nusa islands off the coast of Bali in Indonesia are exactly what you’re looking for if you want the beauty of Balinese culture but wish it came without the crowds. Made up of 3 islands, namely Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan, They are what people say Bali was like 30 years ago.
Think gorgeous beaches with half the crowd of Bali’s, opportunities to swim with manta rays and staying in a real treehouse, viewpoints that require some footwork but absolutely worthy, and the bluest water you can imagine. It’s a lovely place to spend a few nights on and have a nice taste of how Bali used to be.
It’s good for woman traveller. Most couples traveling in this area opt for Bali, so chances of you sitting awkwardly next to a loving couple on a stunning beach is much lesser on the Nusa Islands. While some roads are in better condition than the other, they are all great for a full day of solo excursion on a bike. You are likely to end up in the same spots with other solo travelers, so meeting others is also very easy.
Rome, Italy, famed for its inspiring fashion, beautiful people, delicious food and romance, is truly a fabulous destination that will indulge all your five senses. As a woman traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and fully present. Not to mention, you may even get a marriage proposal, as you wander around Rome, as a solo traveler.
And, there are a lot of cool and exciting things to do in Rome for female solo travelers. Here, you can visualize the Roman Empire, in its full glory, by visiting the city’s awe-inspiring ancient sites, such as the Pantheon, Roman Forum and Coliseum. Likewise, you can see the pope’s home at The Vatican City and Saint Peter’s Basilica. Then, you may put on a pair of comfortable shoes and explore the piazzas and cobble laneways, while drinking sterile water from the city’s eye-catching fountains.
Even if it’s your tenth time visiting the eternal city, you’ll fall in love with its infinite beauty. If you’re looking to head to Rome, get the best value for your trip with the resources below.
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El Chaltén, Argentina
If you love nature, there’s almost no better spot in the world to enjoy it fully than in Patagonia. Much of the region can be quite remote, but El Chaltén is Argentina’s trekking capital, and as such there are plenty of hostels there, and the whole town is totally chilled out. It also draws plenty of solo travelers who are open and happy to meet others to share the trails with, some of whom I met and hiked with when I was there (albeit not solo myself), and we left as new friends.
Why it’s great for solo female travelers: With its constant catcalls, South America can sometimes feel stressful for solo female travelers, but this trekking town is different. It’s full of nature-loving artists and hippies who are welcoming, as well as hikes that are full enough of people that even if you show up solo, you can easily meet others on the trails. So, you could spend time in town just chilling and relaxing, or you could join glacier hikes, learn how to rock climb, or go on camping excursions, all of which accommodate solo travelers.
New York City, United States
Looking for amazing places to travel alone in America? Explore the Big Apple’s outer boroughs and the streets of Manhattan with no arguments over which iconic landmark, cutting-edge gallery and world-famous museum to visit. If you are not as bold as Carrie Bradshaw, and you don’t like to dine in a restaurant alone, there are tons of gourmet food markets to eat in NYC. You may also go rollerblading in Central Park, take a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson, people watch in Times Square, or browse a Brooklyn flea market.
Reykjavik, Iceland is one of the safest places to travel alone in the world, for women. As a matter of fact, it is ranked numero uno on the Global Peace Index, which is a report released by the Institute for Economics and Peace regarding the peacefulness of regions and countries around the world.But, make no mistake about it – Reykjavik’s safeness isn’t the only reason it has crawled its way on our list of the best places to travel alone for women. It is, after all, the epicenter of life and culture of Icelandic people as well as one of the country’s focal points of tourism. Eclectic, laid-back and downright beautiful, Reykjavik is a great base for day trips that display Iceland’s postcard-perfect attractions, such as the Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights.
It might seem like a barren desert isn’t the place to enjoy by yourself, but I have found it to be quite the opposite. That kind of space to think and feel can really be incredible for personal development. Plus, in Namibia, it’s warm and dry, so the sky is absolutely incredible for stargazing.
Climbing up and around Dune 45 at sunrise was a beautiful experience for me. After everyone else descended, I stayed up top to explore a bit more — and I had the whole view to myself. Can you imagine sitting in one of nature’s biggest sandboxes and having it feel like it’s all yours? My inner six-year-old rejoiced.
Why it’s great for woman travelers: Namibia is adventurous and social without feeling dangerous. All of the backpackers and camping accommodations have pools and other common areas, which makes it easy to meet others if you’re solo. It’s also a gorgeous destination in Africa that isn’t crowded and chaotic and is more about the peace and space than anything else. In a country of only two million people, your biggest worry is the scorpions (for real, though — watch out for those!).You can also join a tour or safari and meet plenty of other solo travelers.